Casa Futura Technologies is the leading manufacturer of technology for treating stuttering and the speech disorders associated with Parkinson’s disease.Provides anti-stuttering technology, solutions and resources,primarily delayed auditory feedback devices.
The Basic Fluency System provides two or three types of altered auditory feedback (AAF).
- Delayed auditory feedback (DAF) immediately reduces stuttering about 70% at normal speaking rates without training, mental effort, or abnormal-sounding or abnormally slow speech. 55% carryover fluency after removing the device, without speech therapy. With speech therapy, DAF can induce a slower speaking rate with stretched vowels to make even severe stutterers nearly 100% fluent.
- Pitch-shifting frequency-shifted auditory feedback (FAF) immediately reduces stuttering about 70% at normal speaking rates and induces speech motor changes in stutterers. Only Casa Futura Technologies stuttering treatment devices have octave-scale FAF downshifting (pitch shifting). Combining DAF and FAF increases effectiveness.
- Optional ($25 additional) manual sine wave masking auditory feedback (MAF) pulls stutterers out of silent blocks at the touch of a button.
MPiStutter supports Modifying Phonation Intervals (MPI) stuttering therapy. It analyzes the user’s vocal fold activity and trains him or her to eliminate too-rapid speech elements and to speak fluently at a normal speaking rate.
MPiStutter requires training with a speech-language pathologist, but after that MPiStutter can be used without the presence of a speech-language pathologist. The app is uniquely suited to parents doing therapy practice with their child at home, or adults practicing speech therapy outside of the speech clinic.